The Yoruba Youths Congress (YYC) has warned a Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former Minister for Aviation, Mr. Femi Fani Kayode, not to attempt to speak for the Yoruba people on the 2019 election.
The group said Fani Kayode has no right to predict or speak on what the South West people will or not do in 2019.
YYC condemned the statement made by the PDP chieftain on a television program on Wednesday.
Fani Kayode was quoted to have said “people of the Southwest are tired of Buhari/Osinbajo and boasted that the people of Southwest will reject Buhari and Osinbajo in 2019.
Addressing Journalists at a Press Conference in Akure, the Ondo state capital, the National President of YYC, Prince Dapo Adepoju, described Fani Kayode’s statement as an assault on the person of Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo.
According to him, “the statement came to us as a shock, as we felt the decision is for the electorate’s to make and not Fani kayode
“We see that statement made by Fani Kayode as self serving. We know his activities and we are not surprised that he’s reacting in this manner
“How can somebody who doesn’t have a name of himself be attacking a Professor of law who has impacted positively in the lives of young Yorubas during his days as a lecturer at the University of Lagos
“In as much the group is not campaigning for any political party but it is illogical for Fani Kayode to be speaking ill of buhari and Osinbajo
“We are the youths and we form 45% of the voting strength of this country, its left for us to choose the party we want at the helms of affairs come 2019” He said.
YYC also prayed for the quick recovery of President Buhari, saying, Osinbajo has done very well in his acting capacity.